Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11285501 Details

State:North Carolina
Salutation:To the Honorable the Senate and the House of Commons (GOODLOVE, D. R.)
Filing Date:circa 1855

General Petition Information

Abstract:Citizens of North Carolina ask for "the consideration of your honorable body” to four propositions: “That it behooves us as a Christian people to establish the institution of matrimony among our slaves, with all its legal obligations and guarantees as to its duration between the parties; That under no circumstance should masters be permitted to disregard these natural and sacred ties of relationship among their slaves, or between slaves belonging to different masters; and that the parental relation be acknowledged and protected by law; and that the separation of parents from their young children, say of twelve years and under, be strictly forbidden, under heavy pains and penalties; That the laws which prohibit the instruction of slaves and free colored persons, by teaching them to read the Bible and other good books be repealed."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:4
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11285501

People Associated with Petition 11285501

Free Persons of Color:0
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/7/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:10/28/2008 11:45:00 AM